Elisabeth Kvernen is a graphic designer and assistant professor currently teaching at the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her design clients range from small businesses to non-profit organizations, universities, and cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the Louvre Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Kennedy Center.
Elisabeth grew up a global citizen, living in Ethiopia, Nepal, India, and the United States. As an adult, she has lived in Syria and Vietnam and has spent extended time in the Netherlands, Thailand, Lebanon, and Turkey. These international experiences continue to shape her perspective and approach to communications and design. Her M.F.A. thesis project focused on Arabic, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy: http://calligraphyqalam.com.